Biden as FDR?

Every president is obsessed with the issue of legacy. The historical benchmarks are FDR and LBJ. Joe Biden is no different. He is being encouraged to go big and fast, and he is doing just that. But there is one problem – FDR and LBJ had massive majorities in Congress and public opinion. Joe can think big, but does he have the votes? … Read More >Biden as FDR?

Republicans wage war on trans youth & can America get back to work

33 states have introduced more than 100 bills that have a clear-cut goal in totality: “to stop people from being trans.” The US economy is poised to take off in coming months as it rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic, but the recovery faces a new challenge in an apparent labor market shortage. After watching 15 seconds of police body camera footage last week, viewers of various races and political affiliations had made a decision: 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant was ‘the aggressor’. … Read More >Republicans wage war on trans youth & can America get back to work

Sexual assault in the US military reaches boiling point & St. Louis moves to ‘defund the police’

The military is facing a wave of pressure from both sides of the aisle to move the prosecution of sex crimes out of the chain of command. A city spending plan presented on Thursday would cut about $4 million from the St. Louis police budget and eliminate 98 vacant officer positions. … Read More >Sexual assault in the US military reaches boiling point & St. Louis moves to ‘defund the police’

Israel’s alleged crimes of apartheid

Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos talk about the Biden administration’s aid plan to curb migration from Northern Triangle countries, the US Postal Service’s surveillance of Americans’ social media posts, and accusations that Israel is committing apartheid against Palestinians in the occupied territory. Ben and Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen talks about the campaign to end qualified immunity, which shields police from civil lawsuits. … Read More >Israel’s alleged crimes of apartheid

On Contact: Police abuse & torture

Chris Hedges discusses police abuse and torture with civil rights attorney Flint Taylor. Taylor’s new book is ‘The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago’. With his colleagues at the People’s Law Office, Taylor has argued landmark civil rights cases exposing the corruption and cover-ups within the Chicago Police Department … Read More >On Contact: Police abuse & torture